Schools Ranked by Graduation RatePage 4

The graduation rate is an indicator of success of a college’s student in attaining their educational goals. The figures are provided by the College Navigator database offered by the U.S. Department of Education. College Navigator defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduate students. We used the latest figures available, which are of students who began their studies in the fall of 2007 and who graduated within 150% of the normal time to program completion. (For example, for a four-year program, the graduation rate includes students who graduate within six years of beginning the program.)

College Navigator did not have graduation rate figures for all of the colleges on our list. We did not, however, want to penalize those colleges without data. To that end, we simply excluded those schools from the rankings in this category.

RankSchoolStudent to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
301

Berry College

12 to 164%83%55%13%99%4%
302

Bethel College-Indiana

12 to 164%78%66%14%84%9%
303

Alexandria Technical & Community College

24 to 164%71%N/AN/A53%12%
304

Caldwell University

12 to 164%82%64%9%74%9%
305

Rider University

12 to 164%80%69%9%87%7%
306

St Bonaventure University

11 to 164%86%66%13%99%7%
307

Oregon State University

18 to 164%85%78%26%54%N/A
308

Geneva College

15 to 164%83%73%20%75%6%
309

Roger Williams University

14 to 164%81%78%11%84%N/A
310

Union University

10 to 164%84%69%19%74%N/A
311

University of Utah

16 to 164%89%81%28%51%N/A
312

Washington State University

15 to 164%78%80%24%61%N/A
313

Milwaukee School of Engineering

16 to 164%87%65%22%89%5%
314

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

27 to 163%89%39%8%67%5%
315

Oakland City University

12 to 163%71%55%10%24%10%
316

Asbury University

11 to 163%81%57%19%77%6%
317

University of Kentucky

17 to 163%83%89%28%78%6%
318

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

19 to 163%86%59%15%51%N/A
319

Westfield State University

17 to 163%79%80%25%56%N/A
320

University of Detroit Mercy

10 to 163%85%73%12%90%6%
321

Hamline University

13 to 163%79%72%13%94%4%
322

Seton Hall University

13 to 163%84%76%10%86%N/A
323

Niagara University

13 to 163%88%85%22%85%8%
324

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

11 to 163%86%84%20%96%3%
325

La Salle University

12 to 163%78%75%13%85%4%
326

Milligan College

9 to 163%78%65%31%87%5%
327

University of Arkansas

19 to 162%82%60%24%58%N/A
328

John Brown University

15 to 162%81%74%31%74%N/A
329

California State University-Fullerton

25 to 162%88%42%11%65%6%
330

Kansas State University

19 to 162%83%95%39%57%6%
331

Webster University

13 to 162%78%56%21%79%N/A
332

William Jewell College

10 to 162%82%49%17%94%N/A
333

Roberts Wesleyan College

13 to 162%78%66%18%79%6%
334

East Carolina University

18 to 162%80%69%25%50%N/A
335

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

18 to 162%88%86%29%58%N/A
336

Bob Jones University

12 to 162%80%82%55%71%2%
337

Columbia International University

14 to 162%73%34%17%91%N/A
338

Westminster College

9 to 162%82%96%23%89%N/A
339

Virginia Commonwealth University

17 to 162%86%79%27%55%N/A
340

Wisconsin Lutheran College

12 to 162%75%92%38%89%N/A
341

Columbia College

10 to 162%81%N/AN/A63%N/A
342

University of Arizona

22 to 161%80%76%23%69%7%
343

Concordia University-Irvine

15 to 161%72%59%11%81%N/A
344

Howard University

11 to 161%89%49%11%78%10%
345

Mercer University

13 to 161%87%67%18%85%5%
346

Brigham Young University-Idaho

25 to 161%68%100%47%60%3%
347

Lincoln Christian University

13 to 161%67%60%36%84%8%
348

Olivet Nazarene University

14 to 161%77%77%18%89%N/A
349

Madonna University

10 to 161%82%60%19%62%N/A
350

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

18 to 161%80%78%19%69%N/A
351

University of Mississippi

18 to 161%87%79%22%68%8%
352

Otterbein University

10 to 161%81%75%20%81%6%
353

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

20 to 161%81%75%33%76%7%
354

Eastern University

10 to 161%74%52%13%88%8%
355

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc

12 to 161%85%63%63%23%N/A
356

Abilene Christian University

15 to 161%79%50%10%94%9%
357

Eastern Mennonite University

10 to 161%73%62%15%95%3%
358

California Baptist University

18 to 160%76%65%26%85%8%
359

Holy Apostles College and Seminary

6 to 160%100%N/AN/A22%N/A
360

Georgia College and State University

17 to 160%86%76%37%79%5%
361

University of Illinois at Chicago

18 to 160%81%77%22%65%N/A
362

Ball State University

14 to 160%82%61%16%65%7%
363

Grace College and Theological Seminary

23 to 160%80%77%9%71%4%
364

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

15 to 160%82%95%45%57%N/A
365

Baker University

12 to 160%77%82%21%73%6%
366

Grace Bible College

13 to 160%56%81%44%83%3%
367

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

11 to 160%82%66%26%94%9%
368

Mississippi State University

19 to 160%82%65%28%78%8%
369

The Sage Colleges

12 to 160%78%54%11%90%N/A
370

Salem College

11 to 160%83%62%21%95%7%
371

University of Mary

13 to 160%75%96%46%86%N/A
372

Walsh University

13 to 160%78%80%30%85%N/A
373

Texas Tech University

22 to 160%83%63%22%52%N/A
374

Edgewood College

10 to 160%81%77%26%85%4%
375

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

22 to 160%81%80%36%43%N/A
376

International Baptist College and Seminary

4 to 160%79%N/AN/A91%2%
377

Sessions College for Professional Design

15 to 160%90%N/AN/A53%N/A
378

Dominican University

11 to 159%79%63%12%90%6%
379

Central Michigan University

20 to 159%79%69%19%74%6%
380

Concordia University-Nebraska

14 to 159%76%78%25%73%4%
381

Corban University

15 to 159%80%31%9%94%N/A
382

Summit University of Pennsylvania

11 to 159%74%61%32%74%N/A
383

Wilkes University

15 to 159%77%82%18%84%N/A
384

California State University-Fresno

25 to 158%83%52%18%75%7%
385

Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

5 to 158%100%73%55%85%N/A
386

Florida International University

25 to 158%88%50%20%69%10%
387

Eastern Illinois University

15 to 158%75%50%13%73%6%
388

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

12 to 158%86%78%20%56%N/A
389

Winona State University

20 to 158%81%62%24%54%N/A
390

Southern New Hampshire University

30 to 158%61%92%21%52%8%
391

Plymouth State University

17 to 158%76%74%20%61%5%
392

CUNY Queens College

14 to 158%85%40%8%53%5%
393

SUNY at Purchase College

15 to 158%81%41%10%59%7%
394

Ashland University

14 to 158%75%77%19%59%5%
395

Oral Roberts University

16 to 158%80%64%18%87%10%
396

Arcadia University

10 to 158%79%59%6%94%6%
397

Cedar Crest College

10 to 158%79%67%16%75%8%
398

Robert Morris University

15 to 158%85%78%13%80%N/A
399

Dallas Baptist University

13 to 158%72%42%17%86%8%
400

University of St Thomas

9 to 158%83%78%28%78%N/A

Methodology

For each college, we gathered data for nine different metrics: the number of full-time faculty per part-time faculty member; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, job placement, and default rates; years accredited; and undergraduate tuition. Learn more